Policies of the New Administration

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Democratic Sweep in Presidential and Congressional Elections

The democratic sweep of November 8 resulted in the election to the presidency of Governor Roosevelt of New York by an estimated plurality of 7,500,000 votes and gave the Democratic party control of both houses of the 73rd Congress, which comes into being March 4, 1933. The Democrats already controlled the House of the present Congress. They may have gained control of the Senate for the short session which meets December 5, 1932, by a margin of one vote.

The executive branch of the government will remain in Republican control until the expiration of President Hoover's term on March 4 and it was asserted by the President and his supporters during the campaign that the ensuing four months would ...

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